Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
In most cases, my favorite Jethro Tull songs will be determined by how I feel about them as live performance songs, not by the recorded identity.
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
Some three hundred and ninety four thousand hours ( give or take) have come and gone
JTull 007: Easy on the hash guys... Every TULL album has a special sound and style. And Ian is still is upset about APP. I wonder how may TULL Fans would have paid $100 + to see APP LIVE in 1973 ?
Apr 17, 2015 3:04:46 GMT
futureshock: Do ya have to study to be a musiscian? Cause they all say "play" music with serious looks on their faces. Then again, colleges play marching band songs at football games. go figure.
Apr 17, 2015 3:40:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Still reckon "Pibroch (Cap In Hand)" is one of Ian's finest compositions. Martin's guitar playing is the dog's wotsits
Apr 17, 2015 8:04:07 GMT
tootull: JTull 007: Easy on the hash guys...best line...
Apr 17, 2015 14:41:21 GMT
tootull: I saw APP LIVE in 1973 ? free on a press pass...
Apr 17, 2015 14:48:57 GMT
tootull: Fans would have paid $100 + WAIT! I paid $100 for the press pass
Apr 17, 2015 15:05:42 GMT
JTull 007: I'm in love with that Symphonic Aqualung from Prague. If there is a GOD then this show or the ones in Wuppertal will be on Pro-Shot video someday. BTW, Iceland TAAB 1&2 on white vinyl tomorrow morning...Record Store Day !
Apr 17, 2015 18:02:32 GMT
tootull: Orchestral Aqualung was nailed on Ian Anderson plays the orchestral Jethro Tull (2005) IMO (MUST PLAY)
Apr 17, 2015 18:18:32 GMT
JTull 007: True. That one is exceptional quality of sound and style much like the "Aqua-Diddley" which evolved from the "DIVINITIES" Tour in '95. This Prague performance seems even more than before.
Apr 17, 2015 20:07:07 GMT
bunkerfan: I reckon John O' Hara's a better conductor than copper.
Apr 17, 2015 20:47:10 GMT
JTull 007: Well said. He never gets his wires crossed and can play anything that pops in Ian's brain.
Apr 17, 2015 23:58:23 GMT
onewhiteduck: While I'm not overly keen on Under Wraps - I do like Under Wraps, European Legacy and Heat and and the live shows I saw were fantastic. Peace Zendab
Apr 18, 2015 20:05:26 GMT
steelmonkey: European Legacy my pick of that litter.
Apr 18, 2015 20:24:54 GMT
JTull 007: The video for " Lap of Luxury " is quite good considering the state of MTV in those days. When I first saw it, I screamed ... "Buy me a Datsun or Toy-o-ta-ta." TULL was born again!
Apr 19, 2015 14:36:17 GMT